Employment & HR
Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.
We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.
We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.
We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.
We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:
- redundancies, reorganisations and restructuring;
- Transfer of Undertakings (“TUPE”);
- contracts of employment and policies and procedures;
- restrictive covenants, competition and confidentiality;
- industrial relations and industrial action;
- employment tribunals and contract claims;
- discipline, dismissals and grievances;
- discrimination and equal opportunities;
- employee exits and settlement agreements;
- employment law training; and
- insurance back services - Brachers Protect.
We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.
We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.
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GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more10/10/17
CIPD - Wellbeing and Mental Health
A session covering wider wellbeing issues and how to support a healthy workplace with effective strategies. Read more25/07/17
‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: Key employment law cases from 2017
A review of key employment case law developments in 2017 to date and any key cases on the horizon. Read more19/06/17
Three quarters of Kent businesses subject to cyber-attack in 2017
Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. Read more19/04/17
Kent businesses urged to manage ageing workforces effectively
Seminar hears that retaining older workers is vital part of combating skills shortages. Read more29/03/17
Apprenticeships opportunity for Kent businesses
Brachers seminar explores the new apprentices regime starting in April. Read more
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Employee Wellbeing rising up the UK Agenda
Data has recently been collected on employee wellbeing programmes from 78 companies certified as Top Employers UK plus 1100 globally. Read more11/08/17
The High Value TUPE Claim
Our approach to defending our client against various claims relating to an alleged TUPE transfer. Read more11/08/17
The European Works Council Election
The approach we took to deliver a legally compliant European Works Council for a UK organisation. Read more08/08/17
The alleged breach of restrictions following termination of employment
We were able to work with our client, the employee, who was accused of breaching contractual obligations both during and after his employment. Read more08/08/17
Sex discrimination in the workplace
We successfully represented an employer by defending an alleged sex discrimination claim. Read more04/08/17
Workforce retention – the role of health and wellbeing initiatives
One of the major challenges ahead for UK businesses in the next coming years will be attracting and retaining talent. Read more
“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”